Reviewer:In A Silent Way
August 4, 2017 Subject:
Starting to rev things up in '87
Keep in mind these are 1987 stars.
After solid but playing-it-safe kind of spring and summer tours, the boys were starting to stretch things out on the fall tour. We got a Bucket > Fire (matched by the Touch > Scarlet a few nights later). They had yet to introduce us to any Built to Last material, but they dropped some new covers on us during this tour. Tonight's debut was Queen Jane (Approximately), played a few times with Dylan during the summer, and now part of Bobby's first set repertoire. The 9/9 show is probably the best of the three in Providence, and still a warm-up for what was to come at MSG.
The Bucket > Fire was hot, and Terrapin was a well-played surprise. (I ran into a guy outside who was saying "You east coast people don't deserve a second night Terrapin. Heh heh." The Other One hit some unexpected places, and the Bobby rave-up to close the show sent us home happy.
September 10, 2015 Subject:
It's like a four-and-a-quarter. Very hot first set!
April 14, 2013 Subject:
I was There!
What a time...driving down the 146 south death star trench listening to the Good Lovin from Paris 72 in a Fierro, Parking/Partying in the abandoned lot that is now the Providence Place Mall...
Grate Show, BTW...good energy, like I remember: Well played versions, nothing earth shattering, but solid and tight and zippy like a lot of this year. Probably the highest moments were the Fire out of Bucket (played for Pawtucket?) and a really pwerful Other One-I remember leaping from my seat when they started with the riff..it was either this night or the next that the Fierro got stuck(?) and a bunch o' Heads lifted it up from the back, and got us on our way...wished I had gone to the last night, after hearing about it/hearing tapes at the time:Last ever shows in RI by the GD...RIP Jer, Brent...still miss you guys, even if you almost had a fight onstage at one of these shows (guy in front of me yelled, "Kick his ass, Jerry!")